Japan Infographic: Radiation Levels and the BodyBy Sarah Arnquist
@gakuranman translated this infographic of radiation levels and their effects to the human body and has been updating his website. Thanks to Global Voices for first highlighting his work. This puts in perspective the dangerous exposure being experienced by the brave workers trying to cool down the Fukushima nuclear plant.
According to the New York Times, the Japanese Minister of Health raised the legal radiation exposure level to “250 millisieverts from 100 millisieverts, five times the maximum exposure permitted for American nuclear plant workers.”